South Jersey faces yet another round of snow, freezing rain

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Like a scene out of the 1993 movie “Groundhog Day,” the recent weather pattern that has plagued South Jersey for the past two weeks seems ready to repeat – yet again. Another round of a mixed bag of wintry precipitation is expected to bring snow, ice, freezing rain and sleet from Monday, Feb. 17 into the early morning hours of Tuesday, Feb. 18, according to a hazardous weather outlook posted by the National Weather Service Mount Holly Forecast Center. Like a scene out of the 1993 movie “Groundhog Day,” the recent weather pattern that has plagued South Jersey for the past two weeks seems ready to repeat – yet again. Another round of a mixed bag of wintry precipitation is expected to bring snow, ice, freezing rain and sleet from Monday, Feb. 17 into the early morning hours of Tuesday, Feb. 18, according to a hazardous weather outlook posted by the National Weather Service Mount Holly Forecast Center. Like a scene out of the 1993 movie “Groundhog Day,” the recent weather pattern that has plagued South Jersey for the past two weeks seems ready to repeat – yet again.

Another round of a mixed bag of wintry precipitation is expected to bring snow, ice, freezing rain and sleet from Monday, Feb. 17 into the early morning hours of Tuesday, Feb. 18, according to a hazardous weather outlook posted by the National Weather Service Mount Holly Forecast Center.

 

Tuesday two-step

Monday’s leftover cold temperatures will remain in place long enough to allow the first bit of rain associated with an approaching warm front to fall as snow, according to National Weather Service forecast models.

Monday's South Jersey temperatures are expected to remain cold enough to allow precipitation associated with a warm front to fall as snow./Weatherbell Analytics, www.weatherbell.com Monday's South Jersey temperatures are expected to remain cold enough to allow precipitation associated with a warm front to fall as snow./Weatherbell Analytics, www.weatherbell.com After a South Jersey mainland high of 34 degrees on Monday, overnight temperatures will retreat into the lower 20s, setting the stage for a possible wintry landscape to greet Tuesday’s early risers.

Less than an inch of snow is expected in South Jersey, according to the National Weather Service. However, up to two inches of snow could fall before the changeover begins.

Up to a tenth of an inch of ice could fall, according to the National Weather Service, before temperatures warm up enough to change precipitation to sleet.

The precipitation should end during the afternoon hours, according to current National Weather Service forecasts.

South Jersey temperatures on Friday, Feb. 21 could offer a taste of spring./Weatherbell Analytics, www.weatherbell.com South Jersey temperatures on Friday, Feb. 21 could offer a taste of spring./Weatherbell Analytics, www.weatherbell.com

Late-week forecast

Thank's to Tuesday's warm front, the relief from a stubborn wintry pattern could be insight, according to temperature outlooks posted by the National Weather Service’s GFS temperature forecast for Friday, Feb. 21.

Temperatures across much of South Jersey could soar to a spring-like highs in the upper-50s with overnight lows remaining in the 40s. Many are hoping that those temperatures are warm enough to melt the frozen, snowy images of the winter of 2013-14 into history.

 


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